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Making Money From Your Home

By Barry Lebow

Make $$$ from your home – It’s not just about selling lemonade

If you’re reading this column, chances are it’s been awhile since you sold lemonade from a stand in front of your house. But entrepreneurial spirit never dies. So here are some grown-up ideas for making money from your home.

Empty nesters, for example, could rent a room or basement suite to students. Even better, by carefully screening potential applicants you could find a student who’s sufficiently ...

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Cleaning out the Closet

Cleaning out the Closet

Courtesy of Janet Clarke from A Helping Hand Estate Organizing Service.

Cleaning out your late spouse’s belongings and deciding what to do with them can be a difficult, emotional experience. It can also bring up the feeling of losing your spouse all over again. The grief process differs for everyone. Some people find it easier to deal with this task right away and some people find it easier to leave it for awhile. But dealing with personal possessions, clothing ...

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Helping to choose senior living options for your loved one or for yourself

Helping to choose senior living options for your loved one or for yourself

Long-term, short-term, home care, assisted living, retirement communities, with so many choices it is best to involve everyone in the decision making process.  Many things must be taken into consideration, the needs and wants of the elderly person as well as the costs, determining both short and long term plans. If you are making a decision to change your own living situation, then it is good to research your options and discuss with your family.

Types of housing ...

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Making Moving a Stress-free Day (for Seniors)

Courtesy of: Nadia Kalnieva of Sons Moving, Toronto

One of the most difficult challenges a widow or widower can face is deciding to move out of your longtime home and into a new living situation. Even if you embrace the move, it’s important to recognize that there is going to be emotion and nostalgia on the actual day.

With that in mind, you may want to consider whether you even want to be there on the day. Having a family member ...

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Peace of Mind – Reasons to Choose a Professional Mover?

By Nadia Kalnieva – S & Sons Moving and Packing, Toronto ON

Scaling down or moving from your family home is no small task. It too is an inevitable fact of life as we age, and move on to next stages. Studies have shown that we Canadians can move anywhere from 5 to 12 times in our lifetime. Not surprising, moving ranks as one of the most stressful events in life, yet we do it. With this important transition, it’s essential ...

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10 Signs of Aging: Would Home Care help Your Senior?

An informative checklist to help you determine whether or not your loved one may need additional assistance.

1. Look in the refrigerator, freezer and drawers.  Has food spoiled because mom can’t get to the grocery store?  Does she have difficulty cleaning tight, cluttered places?

2. Look over the grocery list.  Has your loved one’s declining health prompted her to purchase more convenience and junk foods, and neglect proper nutrition?  Is she losing weight? Would home care in Phoenix help your elder eat healthy ...

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